Alessi Cha Teapot and Kettle Teapot
Alessi Cha Teapot and Kettle by Naoto Fukasawa. A kettle teapot give teatime a whole new meaning.Naoto Fukasawa’s characteristic minimalist rigour is appearing once again in the Alessi catalogue with the design of this refined object that is both a Kettle and a Teapot. “Cha” is manufactured in stainless steel and both the knob on the lid and the handle are in black thermoplastic resin to protect the hand from heat. “Cha” has a capacity of 90 cl.
- The magnetic steel bottom allows it to be used on any heat source, even induction hobs.
- The lid easily fits into the body of the kettle and teapot, snugly secured to prevent it from overturning during use.
- The mobile handle is connected to the body of the object in order to remain in a vertical position while the teapot is being held and make it easier to pour the contents.
- By folding it horizontally, close to the body of the object, the Kettle can be stored away in a small space when not in use . With its large and elegantly designed inner filter, “Cha” – from the Japanese word for tea – is a stunning piece for serving this beverage.
- The welded spout is fitted with an additional filter to capture any leaves that may escape from the inner container.
- This structural detail also means “Cha” can be used without a filter by placing the tea leaves directly into the body of the teapot.
- The deceptively simple form of this object conceals an exasperated search for details, a typical trait of Fukasawa’s expressive purism.
- A refined form, simple yet meticulous.
Stainless steel and plastic.
- Size Description
Length 19 cm (7.5")
Width 14.3 cm (5.6″)
Height 22.0 cm (8.7″)
Naoto Fukasawa was born in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, in 1956. He graduated from Tama Art University's product design department in art and 3D design in 1980. Until 1988, Fukasawa worked as a designer at Seiko-Epson corp. In 1989, he left Japan for the United States. In San Francisco he joined a small office - ?ID two’, the predecessor to ‘IDEO’ and after eight years Fukasawa returned home. In 1996, he helped set up ‘IDEO’ in Japan - a team of eight designers working mainly for the Japanese market. He stayed with it until december 2002. Naoto Fukasawa he went independent and in January 2003 he established ‘Naoto Fukasawa design in Tokyo. Fukasawa joined the advisory board of the Japanese company ‘MUJI’. In December 2003 he set up a new product brand ’±0’. ‘plusminuszero’ designs and produces domestic objects, from umbrellas to electronics. Naoto Fukasawa is a lecturer in the product design department Musashino art university and Tama art university in Tokyo. Naoto Fukasawa's designs have won more than 50 design awards in Europe and America. Other than japanese projects, there is a range of projects with Italian, German and other European companies.